In a sober editorial yesterday, the LA Times called for an exit from Iraq. It is the largest paper in the country - with circulation over 800,000 - to call for withdrawal. In the coming weeks and months, we will likely see similar sentiments expressed by more and more editorial boards around the country. From the LA Times editorial:
After four years of war, more than $350 billion spent and 3,363 U.S. soldiers killed and 24,310 wounded, it seems increasingly obvious that an Iraqi political settlement cannot be achieved in the shadow of an indefinite foreign occupation ... Having invested so much in Iraq, Americans are likely to find disengagement almost as painful as war. But the longer we delay planning for the inevitable, the worse the outcome is likely to be. The time has come to leave.